IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.366. Dated record

Description: Rock-cut channel, with multiple informal inscriptions, C.336 to C.392; some are traced in the mud that coats the walls of the channel, others have been modelled by attaching strips of clay or mud to the rock.
Text: Graffito on a surface of black mud, w: 0.55 x h: 0.25.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Fountain of Apollo: rock-cut channel behind the fountain; first described in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916.
Original location: Fountain of Apollo.
Last recorded location: Fountain of Apollo; no longer accessible.


ἐπὶ ἱερέως τοῦ κτίστου Ἀπολ-
λώνος Πομπηίω̣ Γρανίω̣ Μάγ[νω]
ἰσῆλθεν ἰς τὸ νυμφαῖον Μ[---]
[c. 6] μετὰ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ




4: τῶν ἀδελφῶν Oliverio, 1927a

Italian translation

Translation by:

Essendo sacerdote di Apollo Ctiste Pompeio Granio Magno, M... entrò nel nynfeo coi fratelli...

English translation

Translation by: Editors

In the priesthood of Apollo the Founder of Pompeius Granius Magnus, M- entered into the nymphaeum [ . . . ] with his brother [ . . .


For commentary on this series see on C.336.

l.2 There is no instance of ktistes/founder in the formal title of the eponymous priest of Apollo that is dated earlier than CE 176; see C.306.

Line 3: For the Nymphaeum see on C.352.

Line 4: Oliverio read the plural, ἀδελφῶν, but his photograph, although very difficult to decipher, appears to show τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ; family groups appear not uncommonly in graffiti of this type.

Bibliography: Line 1, Beechey, 1828, 555; complete text Oliverio, 1927a, 40, p.230, and photograph tav.XXXVI, fig.12 , whence Boehringer, 1929 399, Vitali, 1932, 85, SEG 9.278, PHI 324127.
Text constituted from: From previous publications, drawings and photographs (Reynolds).


None available (2020).